Thank you from Morning Glory Designs!
Dear Southwest Sunrise Quilters,
Thank you! From the depth of my heart, I thank each and every one of you who participated in this special block of the month.
This quilt was very special to me. It gave me the opportunity to reflect on the 23 years I taught at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS, and the important friendships and lessons I learned from my students and colleagues. It was a journey of growth, awareness and understanding that profoundly influenced my world view. It was sometimes wonderful, sometimes tragic, as I saw the world through the eyes of these resilient First Americans. As a speech teacher, I got to hear their stories, their life experiences, their dreams and aspirations as well as their tragedies, historical cruelties, and the sadness which infused their cultural upheavals. I was humbled by what I learned, lessons they lived by and the risks they took to come to college and try to find their way traversing two worlds in their journey.
By designing and writing this pattern, I was able to share some of the wisdom and life lessons I learned. And in making this quilt with all of you, I felt the sense of community with all of you as we shared the successes and sorrows this year has brought.
So thank you, not only for following along in this adventure, but for allowing me a small soap box on which to voice so many of my concerns about our world, our environment, our relationships, and our identities as women--mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and friends. And thanks for not running from the room screaming if you thought I was a bit over the top. I appreciate that most of all!
As a special gift to you I have designed a quilt label you can download, print onto fabric, and sew onto the back of your finished quilt.* Use it with my love and gratitude.
I wish each of you a happy, healthy and safe new year, and many more wonderful quilting experiences to come.
All the best from the Morning Glory Design Team,
Reeze L. Hanson
Morning Glory Designs
PS. Here are some useful Links.
Video Tutorials for Southwest Sunrise
Facebook Group for Morning Glory Designs Block of the Month
Quilt Label PDF Quilt Label JPEG
Link to get any SWS blocks you may have missed
Link to purchase the whole 2020 Southwest Sunrise pattern
Link to the new 2021 Beach Dreams Block of the Month
Pre-pay option signups are now available.
Monthly subscriptions and individual blocks will be available Jan 15.
*Let me know if you need a tutorial on how to do this! :-)